Archive Home arrow Reviews: arrow Storage arrow WD VelociRaptor 300GB SATA HDD WD3000HLFS








WD VelociRaptor 300GB SATA HDD WD3000HLFS E-mail
Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage
Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
WD VelociRaptor 300GB SATA HDD WD3000HLFS
WD VelociRaptor Features
WD3000HLFS Specifications
Closer Look: WD VelociRaptor
Drive Testing Methodology
Random Access Time Benchmark
Basic IO Bandwidth
Random Access IOPS Tests
I/O Response Time
Linear Bandwidth Speed
Sequential Performance Tests
Buffered Transaction Speed
Storage Media Final Thoughts
WD VelociRaptor HDD Conclusion

WD VelociRaptor Features

WD Raptor has evolved! PC enthusiasts' favorite 10,000 RPM SATA drive is now faster than ever and available in a 300 GB capacity. Engineered for maximum speed, WD VelociRaptor combines a SATA 3Gb/s interface and 16 MB cache, to deliver performance that's up to 35% faster than its speedy older brother. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high-capacity SATA drive and are designed and manufactured to enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments.

WD_VelociRaptor_Hard_Drive_Angle.jpg

  • Enterprise-class design
  • Perfect for PC enthusiast systems
  • 10,000 RPM
  • SATA 3Gb/s
  • 2.5-inch drive in 3.5-inch IcePackTM mounting frame
  • Up to 300 GB
  • 5-year limited warranty

Key Features

  • Killer speed - Built on the performance bloodlines of WD Raptor, these 10,000 RPM drives, with SATA 3Gb/s interface, and 16 MB cache deliver mind-bending performance. Not only are they 35 percent faster than the previous generation WD Raptor drives, but they also beat out all other competitors in the field.
  • Rock-solid reliability - Designed and manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive.
  • Double the capacity - State-of-the-art technology packs twice the capacity per disk compared to its older brother WD Raptor resulting in 300 GB of high-performance storage space in this enterprise-class 2.5-inch drive. (Not compatible with notebook computers)
  • IcePack mounting frame - The 2.5-inch WD VelociRaptor is enclosed in a 3.5-inch enterprise-class mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis. (This drive is not backplane compatible.)
  • Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) - Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
  • NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
  • 5-year limited warranty

Ideal for performance enthusiast systems, workstations, and low-end servers.

Compatibility:

  • Windows Vista/XP/2000
  • SATA interface connector on motherboard or SATA host controller*
  • Available 3.5-inch internal drive bay



 

Comments have been disabled by the administrator.

Search Benchmark Reviews

Like Benchmark Reviews on FacebookFollow Benchmark Reviews on Twitter